Thursday, April 8, 2010

Barbecue pulled pork

I had a taste of home yesterday. One bite and I flashed back to Pok-e-Jos and Rudy's and the other fine barbecue establishments that we'd left behind in Austin. It didn't hurt that it was ninety degrees in a house with no air conditioning.

It started with pork roast on special at Whole Foods.

Barbecue Pulled Pork (adapted from this recipe)
2 lb boneless pork roast
1 T butter
1 T Cajun seasoning
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
4 cups of water
1 T Worcestershire sauce

Melt butter in large pan. Cut roast into large pieces. Slather liberally with Cajun seasoning (I used Essence of Emeril). Brown all sides in butter. Place in slow cooker. Saute onion and garlic in pan until soft. Spoon into slow cooker. Pour water into pan, making sure to stir up all the browned pork bits. Pour water into cooker. Add 1 T Worcestershire sauce. Cook on high for 4 hours, then low for 2 hours. Pull apart with fork. Return to liquid on warm setting until ready to serve.

We ate this with Annie's Naturals Organic barbecue sauce, Sweet and Spicy flavor, and dill pickles from Russo's on buns. Served with baked beans and lemon garlic broccoli. Delicious and definitely kid-friendly!

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